Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9114

Proposal Table of Contents

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Stabilizing Stream Channels in the Cabin Creek Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 9114
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Forest Service, Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Bill Ehinger
Mailing Address 803 W 2nd
City, State, Zip Cle Elum WA 98922
Phone 5096744411
Fax 5096744794
E-mail wehinger/
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Restore channel conditions and enegy balance in headwater streams in the Cabin Creek Watershed by dissipating flow energy, increasing sediment storage, and stabilizing streambed and banks, benefitting downstream anadromous habitat.
Target Species

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: 7.6
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9801005 Yakima Fisheries Project/acclimation and release facility Improving strongholds for wild salmon reproduction and rearing No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determining Channel Needs a. Finalize areas to restore, design site specific plans
2. Restoring Channel Function b. Implement in-channel and bank structures in phases
3. Monitoring Channel Function c. Establish sample streambed profiles that study and evaluate sediment accumulation, scour and channel movement

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 06/01/99 08/01/01 7.0%
2 08/01/99 09/01/01 59.0%
3 07/01/99 09/01/06 34.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 3 specialists, six-person field crew, site surveys, aviation safety manager $ 32,000
Supplies laser level, tripod, misc. tools $ 2,000
Travel $ 2,000
Subcontractor Helicopter services contractor; Self-Loader, dump truck and excavator services contractor; Sawyer contractor $ 50,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 86,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 86,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 86,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2000 2001 2002 2003
All Phases $ 60,000 $ 50,000 $ 15,000 $ 15,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 60,000 $ 50,000 $ 15,000 $ 15,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Project is three-phase, attacking high priority reaches in first year. After monitoring spring run-off interaction with structures, we will develop a schedule to implement phase II based on those findings. Similar scheduling will be done for phase III.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Over seventy percent of the forest structure in the Cabin Creek Watershed has been harvested in the last four decades. Subsequently, riparian canopy was removed and stream channels were cleaned of woody debris. These conditions have resulted in a network of steep gradient, high energy non-fish bearing streams with little roughness to dissipate erosive energies prior to reaching downstream fisheries habitat. Downstream effects include increased channel instability and critically low fisheries production. This project will design and implement large-scale wood structures in headwater non-fish bearing streams to provide bank and riparian stability, dissipate flow energy, create substrate deposition zones and subsequently retain downstream structure for salmon spawning and rearing habitat in the lower reaches of Cabin Creek. This will assist with the success of the Yakima Fisheries Project and spring chinook supplementation program. Log structures will be placed by helicopter to minimize human impact and sediment source delivery. Each phase will be designed based on ecological need and approachability; thus, specific site locations will be established on an annual basis. Over those three years, we will review structure effectiveness and channel response to peak flow events. Monitoring will entail profiling channel cross-sections, measuring substrate accumulation, bed scour and channel movement. In its completion in 2001, nearly eight miles of stream length will be restored. At that time, a five-year monitoring and evaluation program will be implemented to make appropriate future recommendations for potential restoration efforts in downstream reaches.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

This project has not yet been reviewed

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